Define a host

Using ThinkSystem System Manager, you define the hosts that send data to the storage array. Defining a host is one of the steps required to let the storage array know which hosts are attached to it and to allow I/O access to the volumes.

Keep these guidelines in mind when you define a host:

  1. Select Storage > Hosts.
  2. Click Create > Host.
    The Create Host dialog box appears.
  3. Select the settings for the host as appropriate.
  4. Click Create.

After the host is successfully created, ThinkSystem System Manager creates a default name for each host port configured for the host.

The default alias is <Hostname_Port Number>. For example, the default alias for the first port created for host IPT is IPT_1.